Spherical is an integrative research
and design strategy studio
based in Oakland, California.
We investigate technologies
for regenerating the
health and integrity
of Earth’s living systems.
mapping regenerative projects
around the world
and working with select clients.
Get in touch below if you’d like to chat.
Dawn Danby investigates the role of technology in informing design decisions to regenerate ecosystems. Her work as a design strategist traverses scales, from green chemistry to urban design. She led Autodesk’s sustainable design initiatives for a decade, founding the Sustainability Workshop. Dawn began her career as an industrial designer focused on ecology. She has taught graduate courses in sustainability and lectured around the world. She co-authored the bestselling Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century. Dawn has an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio) and an industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.
David McConville explores the potential of visualizations to cultivate understanding of Earth's interconnected systems. He co-chairs the Buckminster Fuller Institute, which cultivates whole systems approaches to complex global challenges. He also co-founded The Elumenati, a design and engineering firm developing immersive display environments for visualizing scientific data. As the creative director of the NOAA-funded Worldviews Network, David used storytelling and visualization to facilitate dialogues about community resilience in science centers across the United States. He has a PhD in Art and Media from the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth.